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A counselor from school referred me to a local support group at a nearby highschool, you may want to try that. There's a lot more girls out there in your situation than you may think! I don't know if there is a support group for parents with pregnant teenagers, but if not, there needs to be, bec…
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No. There is no law that says a parent must have contact with children. And that is justly so. It would seem a parent who was forced to have visitation would not be able to meet the emotional needs of the children. However if the situation is, the custodial parent is refusing visitation The non-cust…
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FILE PETITION FOR CHANGE OF CONSERVATOR IF THE NEW OR PROPOSED CONSERVATOR IS "REASONABLY" IN A BETTER POSITION TO CARRY-OUT THE DUTIES. IF THIS ARGUMENT CANNOT BE MADE, GOOD LUCK.
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This is what small claims court is for. You should be able to recover the cost of your ticket + the cost of filing the papers in court. If you think you are going to get rich for "pain and suffering" I don't think that's going to happen.
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Yes they can because you have two charges against you and each one has to be handled in court separately. The judge will look at the person before him and if it is a first misdemeanor offence will generally go easy on that person, but two is getting up there and it appears that person has not learne…
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how do l get a court order against my ex-wife to stop her from selling property Thailand
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Were you married at the time the children were born? Is your name on the birth certificates? If you were already divorced and your name is not the birth certificates (and if you were divorced then your name wouldn't on the b.c. without your permission/a court order), then you have no obligation. It …
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Depends on if you live in a state where you can "sign over your rights." In some states/courts agreements between parents where one parent says "I relinquish my rights" is meaningless. However, adoption will typically relieve you of any future support obligation but all arrearage will remain (unless…
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In the United States, yes. In the United Kingdom, yes. In most (but not all) other countries, yes. However, this does not mean the man WILL go to jail. If the girl's parents choose to press charges, (or if the state laws require it) though, it is very tough to avoid a conviction and a long prison se…
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IT DEPENDS ON THE JUDGE;HE HAS LAST SAY IN EVERY THING,THEY SAY THERE'S A THREE STRIKE LAW WITH FELONIES. YOU SEE THEY CAME UP WITH A THREE STRIKE FELONY BECAUSE OF THE HEAVY DRUG TRAFFICING BACK IN THE DAY,THIS LAW WAS MADE SO ANY ONE CAUGHT SALING OR TRAFFICING DRUGS WAS A LAGITAMIT KNOW FELONY AN…
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First Asian Olympic Host 1940 summer Olympic games held in Tokyo, Japan. Cancelled due to WWII 1940 winter Olympic games held in Sapparo Japan. Cancelled due to WWII 1964 summer Olympic games held in Tokyo, Japan. 1972 winter Olympic games held in Sapparo, Japan.
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From the desk of R If you have not voluntarily signed the property over to the lender that you were in default with there may be a way. Depending on what state you are in there is a time set called "right of redemption period" The best experts to speak with that can offer you all of the details in …
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%FOLLOWUPS% What's holding the wall up then? You can get what's called an "old work" box the will use the wallboard as its support.
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It may depend on your state Electrical Code. Normally you need to mount an outlet, (bottom of outlet box) around 12 inches above the floor. It is perfectly ok to mount one below a light switch. There are different codes for bathrooms, kitchens, laundry rooms, and garages. Check your local codes to b…
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From an Insurance agentNO, your spouse does not have to be named as your beneficiary in Texas nor any other State in the USA. You may name any beneficiary you like. A spouse, a Sibling, a Grandchild or other person you choose. It is very common for some people to have mutiple policies in place with …
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If state law requires it. Some states do not have laws requiring businesses to have such coverage. Other states have limitations such as the number of employees, type of work, etc.   Another issue is the type of occupation. For instance, Firefighters and Policemen have their own 'plans of cov…
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There are different claims that can be filed by the parents of a worker who was shot and killed by an ex-employee while at work. While wrongful death is certainly an appropriate lawsuit to file against the ex-employee, the parents may also consider the liability of the owner of the premises/employe…
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No   The seller might require it, but even if you had it, you could argue that the seller's coverage would apply since you hadn't taken possession of the vehicle. Almost always, the insurance follows the car, so if one of the seller's employees had an accident in the car, your carrier might b…
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Mike, actually IF you can prove the injury happened during the repo and was the agents fault, you will come out ahead. Now if the agent had cameras on the truck as most do, you may face an uphill battle. Otherwise, it will be a you said/ he said spitting contest as to who is right and who is wrong. …
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You can collect it if you want, because the lienholder is going to charge you for not having insurance for as many months as they can, and the amount of what it will cost to get the vehicle repaired. I say give them the check, you will owe less.
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YOU are responsible for the car to the loan is payed off. The more it sells far after repo, the less you will have to pay later. get the car back, clean it up, and give it to the lender. WHY??? Folks who drive cars that don't cost them anything usually don't take care of them and the car isn't worth…
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%DETAILS% Answer this is a GENERIC definition... BOP is usually decide in the APPEALS Courts. Links at the bottom Breach of Peace. However, even if there is a right to repossession, the repossession agent cannot Breach the Peace in conducting the repossession. That means that the repossessio…
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%DETAILS% Hold your PP?? NO, NO and NO. The MO??? Good question, I've not encountered it before. Call a local attorney for better advice.ASAP   The MO??? It was NOT in the car when you bought it sooo there is NO security interest in it. Doesnt matter whose name is written on it. You coul…
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YES, making the down payment is part of the contract and you are in default on it.
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WRONG...no candy for you. As long as there is a leinholder on the TITLE and a contract in DEFAULT, you DONT own it. When it is paid off, free and clear, then its yours.
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At some point(usualy after a writ of replevin is filed) in the repossession process, a sheriff will tell you to either produce the car or go to jail. Then you will have to make a choice, car or jail. You just cant ride for free. As for "simply not being able to locate your vehicle?": think about it,…
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The person who has the car calls the lender and tells them where to pick it up. the lender might say"just drop it off at XYZ dealership"....or they might send someone to your home to get it.
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%REPLIES% Answer Stealing and Related Offenses Section 570.180 Defrauding secured creditors. 570.180. 1. A person commits the crime of defrauding secured creditors if he destroys, removes, conceals, encumbers, transfers or otherwise deals with property subject to a security interest with…
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certainly NOT, IF you AND the bank agree that it is paid in full. It appears the bank doesnt agree with that part. Call a local attorney for state specific advice.
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http://www.flsenate.gov/Statutes/index.cfm?App_mode=Display_Statute&Search_String=&URL=Ch0818/SEC05.HTM&Title=->2003->Ch0818->Section%2005#0818.05 Title XLVI CRIMES Chapter 818 SALE OF MORTGAGED PERSONAL PROPERTY; SIMILAR OFFENSES The 2004 Florida Statutes Title XLVI CRIMES Cha…
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NO, NO, and also NO. NOT LEGALLY. the UCC of EVERY state and the FED UCC prohibits breaking in to LOCKED DOORS, GATES, GARAGES,ect. To do so is called Breaking and Entering. To involve the police is prohibited also. That makes it NOT a civil process as a'self-help" repo is supposed to be. Call a LOC…
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An order of replevin will force you to turn over the vehicle or face charges of contempt of court.
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Reservation repos MUST be conducted by tribal law. VOLUNTARY repo or REPLEVIN only. & Indian Land can be protected, therefore no one is allowed in it with out the Chief's permission. Even the government has difficulties getting in legally, therefore governments typically take no action. If you w…
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Yes, but check into them carefully first. Both me & my husband both have insurance coverage on us and our kids. I did not realize it but it is hurting us more than helping us at the moment. My insurance is not as good as my husbands and my birthdate falls earlier in the year. My husbands insuran…
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It depends on the divorce agreement. If they have filed for divorce and it is pending, this has probably been addressed in a temporary or interlocutory order. Some states also include a mutual restraining order when the divorce is filed, saying that neither can change the status quo (such as ending …
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Home Hostage Situations No, Home owners Insurance would not be able to help you in a hostage situation. You should contact your local authorities or call 911. Homeowners Liability Insurance does not provide coverage for illegal or criminal acts of the insured nor of others. However if your home was…
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If it were up to me, I would have the person hanged. It's theft.
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You should NEVER purchase property without FIRST getting a title opinion or buying title insurance! There could be liens that actually are larger than the amount you paid for the property. Without first having a title opinion or title insurance, this could become quite a costly venture. Further, …
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%REPLIES% Answer If most of the "neighbors" are children my rule is I'll watch who I want, when I want. The way to keep "the others" out is to tell those kids that their mommy or daddy needs to come over to watch them if they want to swim. Guaranteed to keep most of the "new friends" your child…
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Tanks were a British invention. They were supposed to have been named tanks because when they were transported to France they were stored in huge crates and listed on the manifests as �water tanks�. I think they were used at the battle of the somme.   The term "tank" was a deliberate atte…
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Normally when the loan on a vehicle is paid off, a form is sent to you from the bank releasing the lien from the vehicle stating basically that you have paid off the loan. This is taken to or sent into DMV where the title is changed removing the lien from the title.Some people never update the title…
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Yes it is legal. You can sell the car in any state. The taxes will be paid in the state that the buyer registers the car in.
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Commercial Vehicles (Trucks anyway) are actually requited to have TWO horns. a road horn (air horn) and a city horn (like a car). Technically, it is illegal to operate the vehicle without both horns working. Since the horn is part of a commercial driver's daily inspection report, not having a horn …
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Yes. New York is the only state that has an agreement with Canada to transfer speeding tickets. This is balanced because New York does not post tickets to your record that are received in another state.If you travel to Canada often be careful as you near the border. New York State Troopers have been…
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This might not be soo hard! I don't know what country you are living in or what the requirements are in order for you to marry an American. All I can say is that if the two of you love one another and are ready for this then there is a process you both need to go through in order to make this happen…
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I would love to know myself. I am in a similar situation. I have spoken to an attorney. I will tell you my situation and hopefully it will be of some help to you. I am in love with an 'illegal alien' that has overstayed his visa in the United States. We are very close to getting engaged....I thought…
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You can marry an illegal alien in any state, but he or she must have valid identification. Marriage to a U.S. citizen does not automatically confer nor guarantee permanent resident or citizenship status. Visit the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services website for information concerning …
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I am not familiar with the immigration laws of the UK. In the United States, it depends on how the person came to the country and how long they've been "illegal." If the person snuck across the border, s/he cannot get a greencard without first going home, even if s/he marries a US citizen. If s/he c…
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If she entered the US illegaly (snuck in) she will not be able to become legal without leaving. Once she leaves the 10 year bar will be triggered, meaning she will not be able to come back for 10 years. In order for her to come back, her US citizen husband would need to apply for a waiver of the 10…
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The illegal can get a green card after marriage. If they came into the country legally, and just over stayed there visit they can do that. If they came into the country illegally, then they might be better off leaving and going back home. Then they can get a fiance visa. They can then come back into…
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Most likely you will be deported.   Not only deported to your home country but also put on the " No re-entry list " for up to 10 years, as well.It's not called ILLEGAL for nothing, my friend.
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Please do not erase my correct answer. That message board is a wonderful place to go to for help in the process of an illegal immigrant becoming an legal resident because I have helped my husband do so.
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Comtact your local DHS Immigration department.
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The short answer would be "A Criminal Process" it is against the law to join in a marriage that you KNOW will be a fraud, or a sham.
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It really doesn't matter how long the alien has been here. It follows the same process. You get married and then apply to adjust the status. the fee would depend on how this person entered the country, legally or illegally. As far as I know it would take about six months for a temporary residency an…
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WOW. That's pretty cruel. Its kind of sad that Americans don't know too much about how trully painful and life changing deporting some1 is. No matter how bad the person is or was to you in your own opinion, believe me, it will come back to 3 times as hard in a different form that u wouldn't even be…
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First, seek an immigration attorney. Most of the ethnic attorneys practice immigration law.If you entered without inspection (illegal border crossing), you are out of luck. You need what's called INA 245(i). Last president who allowed 245(i) was Clinton. Before he left office, 245(i) were activated.…
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No. The father has never established his paternity. Therefore he has no legal parental rights of consent for anything regarding the young woman. She must get the consent of her mother.
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in my past experience.. i had a similar situation so i contacted a lawyer and was told what i needed to do was send a certified letter to the apartment complex stating the situation and giving them 30 days to fix the problem. if they fix the problem then you can not break the lease without penalty. …
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yes they can   Technically in the U.S. people are innocent until they're proven guilty, which is why applications ask about convictions. In reality, they will suddenly decide that another candidate has better experience and qualifications than you do. There's nothing illegal about that.
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Most entrants have an associate degree in paralegal studies, or a bachelor's degree coupled with a certificate in paralegal studies. Some employers train paralegals on the job.
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Collection agencies are simply collectors, and in that capacity, act as agents for the original creditors. An outside collection agency does not have the power to sue or instigate legal action of its own accord and without the permission of the original creditor. However, if the account is sold to a…
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It is unknown how much affect a judgement has against your FICO score versus a collection. I do however, know these things. One, the amount in question does not change your FICO. A $5 judgement is the same drop in FICO as a $5M judgement. Second, the 'clock' for deletion will begin on a judgement a…
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No! 14 year olds, are not able to enter into any sort of contractual agreement, for anything. If you misrepresented yourself by signing the application, which usually says (18 or older). They might be able to hold your parents accountable for the debt. I seriously doubt it though. What probably happ…
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If you have no money, you are "judgment-proof". For example, let's say a person was sued by a creditor, and that person was retired, his income a Social Security check, he had no bank account, no property, no car, nada. Creditors could sue and win until the cows came home. But the "win" would be not…
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No. All SS benefits are 100% exempt from creditor action under federal and state statutes. Likewise workman's compensation insurance, disbility insurance, etc. Credit card companies in themselves cannot levy, garnish, or impede an individual's property. This can only be done by due process through t…
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Although it more than likely is a collection agency that has bought the account. You will need to deal with them not the original creditor. One of the factors that differ in 3rd part collectors and OC, is collectors often require payment in full. Some will only agree to a lump sum settlement. Much d…
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Yes, and it is not an uncommon practice in all states. There is no law that requires a retailer to accept credit cards either.VISA and Mastercard, however, don't allow merchants to require minimum purchase amounts. It's in their agreement contracts.
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The person should seek legal counsel as the lawsuit may not be valid. In cases of credit card default, the suit has to be brought in the state where the debtor resides. Some contractual debts are different, for example if you buy a car in PA. but move to CA. you can be sued in PA. because that's whe…
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%REPLIES% Answer You could be commiting fraud, not only in Georgia, but in any of the other states or possesions. Answer It is not illegal. You will, if the car is not covered by the vehicle exemption have to forfeit the car to the BK trustee. If the car was bought out of necessity, such …
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File a change of address with the clerk of the court where you originally filed the petition
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All issues pertaining to workman's comprehension insurance are regulated by state law. The exemptions for the state the person lives in, will list the exemption status.
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Six years from the date the first bankruptcy was discharged.   It's actually six years from the date the first bankruptcy was filed, not discharged. See 11 U.S.C. § 727, which states "(a) The court shall grant the debtor a discharge, unless- (8) the debtor has been granted a discharge under …
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It depends what law are in your state. It could be common law marriage, but you might want to consult a lawyer about it.  Division of a joint propertyThe answer may be in the deed. Two names? Two owners. Whether they are related by law, or have a contractual understanding between themselves, i…
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Mortgage elimination services that claim they can eliminate your mortgage without you paying your mortgage debt are a scam. They typically involve the payment of an upfront fee. They are premised on the argument that the entire banking system is flawed and their claims simply are not accurate nor is…
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The following are suggestions from contributors: Here are a few of the things the narcissist finds devastating, especially in a court of law, for instance during a deposition: Any statement or fact, which seems to contradict his inflated perception of his grandiose self. Any criticism, disagreeme…
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Your best strategy is to show him that HE has no merit in your life. Stay calm and appear unaffected. Let your attorney handle the legal responses and just stick to the facts. N's are so arrogant, they think a judge will recognize their superior intellect and side with them. Don't even refer to him …
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Not even a little bit, assuming the software, music, and TV shows are covered by copyright law (which they almost certainly are). Counterpoint: The original copyright owner is called the "rights-holder". One of the "rights" protected and held by law to the rights-holder is the "right to distribute…
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Prepaid Legal Services Prepaid legal service is a generic term and there are several companies that offer these plans. However they are all variations and offer less service and value than the company that started the concept which is Pre-Paid Legal Services, Inc. located in Ada, OK. You pay a mont…
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Natural person refers to a human being as opposed to a legally-created entity (Corporation, Limited Liability Company, General Partnership, Limited Partnership, etc.).Even we can define them as "A human being that has the capacity for rights and duties". Note that the word capacity means the ability…
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It is highly unlikely. It is just your word that you did not receive the citation. How is the court to know that you did not just lose the ticket? You need to call the clerk of court and find out how to take care of the violation. If you do not show up they will add a fine for failure to appear an…
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Yes indeed. If you owe attorney fees the attorney can sue you in court. If successful, a judgment lien will be issued by the court. That judgment lien can be recorded in the land records against your property. Lawsuits for unpaid attorney's fees are not uncommon. If you owe the attorney a fee you s…
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Waivers for Children Using Your Pool It can't hurt, but whether it will stand up in court or not is anybody's guess. It depends on the law in your state. In many jurisdictions, an unfenced pool is known as an "attractive nuisance" and if the neighbors have unrestricted access to it, you may …
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A WARNING If you did abuse your child, stay away, hire a good criminal defense attorney, and get psychological help. Your child needs a parent, but not enough to have to tolerate abuse. A child's rights to be free from harm, always takes precedence over any parent's rights. Defending Against Fal…
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In most state you have three days to cancel a contract. The fact that it is custom made might be different though. There should be some wording in your sales contract concerning cancellations and penalties. The cancelation period only applies if the salesman initiated the sale by knocking on your…
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If the lease/rental agreement you signed continued into the month of November, then yes you have to pay the charges. TIMING and rental agreement is the key here. Let's suppose that my landlord sends me a termination letter in May to take effect 60 days from the receipt of the letter, then that means…
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Your question refers to an instance when you write a check and include all information except the amount. When you leave the amount blank, you risk an overdraft on your account if the payee or your agent writes an amount that is greater than your account balance at the time of processing. However, …
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Perhaps you have mixed up your words in your question. It makes sense if read as, "If you painted your side of your neighbor's wood fence can the neighbor make you replace it with a new wood fence?" If that is the case, you had no right to paint your neighbor's fence without their permission and the…
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The current status of copyright law as it pertains to just this sort of internet-related stuff is one of the most debated, unsettled, and important areas of intellectual property practice right now. There are tons of info out there about all of this, but it boils down to the test of CIVIL liability …
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Repo Law and Leins in Texas 41.024 - Sale of Excess. An officer holding an execution sale of property of a judgment debtor whose homestead had been designated under this chapter may sell the excess of the judgment debtor's interest in land not included in the homestead. A lien can be placed …
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This depends on what state you reside and also what state the incident occured in. IF you carried the property as a friend and not as a hired mover AND the damage was committed by no fault of your own, in most states this is considered to be an accident. The friend may not win a lawsuit against you …
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Box drops or addresses are used quite frequently for any number of reasons. Including privacy and personal safety. It is not a crime to have your mail sent somewhere and then forwarded. Unless a person is doing this to commit a deliberate act of fraud or criminal offense.The only mail that is illega…
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Not if it is court ordered or is in someway connected to any type of court proceedings. In which case the person would be in contempt of court, and subject to penalties depending on state law.JUST A CAUTION; ANY TIME YOU REFUSE TO SUBMIT TO A DRUG SCREENING IT IS RECOGNIZED AS BEING A DIRTY TEST.i w…
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Contact the clerk of Family Court. The clerk will give you the necessary information for forms, filing procedures and fees.
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A warrant ordered by the court is in effect until the court rescinds it. Or the person is brought to trial or a hearing and the matter is resolved. It is not something that can or should be ignored, as it could also culminate into contempt of court charge(s) adding further complications for the defe…
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